Few experiences are more rewarding than coaching a youth football team. Your journey through the season will be packed with moments that make you smile and that you and your players will remember for the rest of your lives. But what if youve never coached before?No worries! Coaching Football For Dummies is the fun and easy way to tackle the basics of coaching youth football. This friendly guide shows you how to teach your players effectively, regardless of their age or skill level, and lead your team to victoryeven if youre a first-time coach. Youll discover how to:Develop a coaching philosophyTeach football fundamentalsEncourage good sportsmanshipImprove your teams skillsEnsure safety on the fieldCommunicate effectively with parentsPacked with valuable information on preparing your game plan before you even step on the field, this hands-on resource gives you expert guidance in building your coaching skills, from evaluating your players and running enjoyable, productive practices to working with all types of kidsuncoordinated, shy, highly talentedat once. Youll find a variety of fun-filled drills for teaching everything from tackling and blocking to running and catching, as well as advanced drills to take your players skills up a notch. Youll also see how to:Conduct a preseason parents meetingan often overlooked aspect of coachingGather the necessary gear and fit the equipment to your playersRaise the level of play on offense, defense, and special teamsTake steps to avoid injuriesDeal with discipline issues and problem parentsMake critical half-time adjustmentsTransition to coaching an All-Star TeamComplete with tips for working with parents, keeping your players healthy, and leading your team effectively on game days, Coaching Football For Dummies is all you needbesides a whistle and a clipboardto navigate your players through a safe, fun, rewarding season!